Discover International

Medical Director

Discover International


The Company & Role

Our client a large biopharmaceutical company specialising in the development and engineering of cell-based therapies is looking for a Medical Director based in Belgium. The company’s ambition is to develop a unique immunotherapeutic approach to offer new treatment options to cancer patients. The team is currently focusing on the development of a new T-cell therapy that has the potential to target and destroy 80% of cancer types.

Your role will be to provide medical guidance and leadership throughout the development and conduct of clinical trials in the immune-oncology area. You will be responsible designing and/or managing the implementation of the clinical strategy within Clinical Development globally.

1. Lead Clinical Development activities for a series of studies 

  • Develop clinical trial strategies, design study protocols, monitor, document, and interpret clinical study data;
  • Implement safety strategy across studies, including regular review of safety data and response to safety issues including communications with investigators and regulatory agencies;
  • Perform medical assessment for expedited reporting, annual reports, Periodic Reports, and Periodic Safety Update Reports;
  • Lead medical sections of regulatory documents in EU and US; assist team with preparations for regulatory agency meetings and reports, including patient and safety narratives;
  • Provide medical support to clinical operations team.

2. Serves as scientific reference for the Company (internally/externally)

  • Represent company in meetings with health authorities, the scientific community, and international agencies as needed;
  • Publish clinical data in peer review journals and present in external scientific meetings/congresses;
  • Manage Key Opinion Leaders, Clinical Steering Committee and Advisory Boards. 

Qualifications & Experience

  • Medical degree and experience as a physician or academic;
  • Specialty training in Oncology is highly desirable;
  • Experience working within Immuno-Oncology is highly desirable;
  • At least 3 to 5 years clinical experience in biopharmaceutical, biotechnology industry;
  • Sound scientific background required to critically evaluate all scientific aspects of oncology;
  • Knowledge of clinical stage drug development efforts;
  • Experience interpreting clinical data and managing safety strategy;
  • Experience preparing and reviewing documents for clinical development to ensure high-quality document submissions health authorities and regulators (knowledge of biomedical research regulation);
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken).

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